Nigerian recording artiste, Burna Boy on Monday, February 27 addressed those who have been calling him out for failing to address the 2023 presidential election.
The singer-songwriter whose pseudonym is African Giant failed to show solidarity with any specific presidential candidate, a decision that has received criticism from Nigerians.
Reacting to the criticism, the Grammy award winner stated that he was surprised that people were making a big deal over his silence regarding the election given that he has never been in support of any candidate.
According to Burna Boy, he has never believed in any candidate so he doesn’t want to influence the electorate who will blame him after such a candidate inevitably messes up.
He also shares that while he won’t be involved in the process as he doesn’t believe in it, he hopes the votes count and the best man wins.
Read his statement below,
“I dunno why it’s such a big deal to some Nigerians that I’ve not been vocal about the elections.
Personally, I don’t have a candidate that I believe in.
I’ve never supported any political party or candidate in my life because I don’t want to make you vote and then blame me when the person fucks up, as usual, That being said, I hope all votes count and the best man wins.”